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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From jaunava(virgin, young woman) +‎ -īgs (with jaunava from jauns(young, new) +‎ -ava).

AdjectiveEdit

jaunavīgs (def. jaunavīgais, comp. jaunavīgāks, sup. visjaunavīgākais; adv. jaunavīgi)

  1. youthful, typical of young women
    jaunavīga seja, kustība, gaita‎ ― youthful face, movement, walk
    jaunavīgs izskats‎ ― youthful appearance
    jaunavīgs vaigs līdz vecumam‎ ― a youthful face (lit. cheek) till old age
    jaunavīgs un vingrs ķermenis‎ ― a youthful and agile body
  2. virginal, virgin
    jaunavīga meitene‎ ― a youthful girl; a virgin girl
    jaunavīga meitene, šķietami bīstams vīrietis un aizliegtās mīlas stāsts‎ ― a virgin girl, an apparently dangerous man and a tale of forbidden love
  3. (of appearance, colors) clean, clear, pure
    priedes slējās jaunavīgi zaļas‎ ― the pine trees stood youthfully, cleanly green
    zeme, balta sniega segta, visgarām kāpām gulēja jaunavīgi tīra‎ ― the land, covered with white snow, with dunes everywhere, slept youthfully, virginally clean

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